Sunday, April 27, 2008
I played Barbie head with the girlies today, and they let me. Abi normally won't sit still long enough for this nonsense, and Cat flat out refuses - but today I had success. It almost makes it worse knowing how cute they could look all the time if I just had enough time and a maybe some mutton busting experience!
I've been between semesters for a whole week at Regis and it has been heavenly. The teacher I work for was nominated for the Golden Heart Award on Friday, lots of family time with Kevin - (he's got to be out of town next week - so he had Friday off) , soccer games on saturday, fun dinner group with friends I feel like we hardly ever see on Saturday, and a restful family day on Sunday. I almost feel ready for Monday! ( and it's only 39 more school days until summer - can you stand it!)
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
what was I doing again? Oh yes, writing the paper. Maybe I could run up to home depot real quick. Get me one of them fabric save the earth bags and some paint combo insirations, because I'm painting my bedroom and the livingroom. . . I mean studying. I'm finishing my paper.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Funny, that is sort of what the paper I'm (supposed to be) writing is about.
Learned Helplessness. Maybe my paper should be called Self Induced Anti-Motivation.
The reason I know I'm now actively procrastinating is: I've been playing my daughters webkinz world for the last hour. Really, I went on just to get them out of bed, and see if they would all go in the pool together.
(I thought it would be funny for C to find them that way next time she logs on - I hope they don't drown if you forget about them - eek!)
They won't all go in the pool at the same time, in case you are interested. So, I bought a couple of games for them to be playing, and a new bench. It's kinda funny, they are all 6 making comments, "whoo hoo", "this is great", "I could do this all day!" etc. I also fed them, apparently no longer something C is interested in doing, judging from how hungry they are, and then of course I had to play alittle cash cow, because I got to level 5 a few times the last time I was on, but I'm really irritated that I can't seem to get past level 4 tonight. (Some people play Worlds of War, I do cash cow2)
So, now I can go study right? But, it's not fair to mess with C's webkinz world and not A's. Maybe they could all be having a slumber party! I can't wait until they squeal about it tomorrow. Soccer games where canceled because of the snow, so I feel I'll be able to catch up.
My goodness, by the way, the Storm soccer league is VERY protective of their feild conditions. (I assume that's the reason, and not that they are just wussies.) When I was a kid you'd sure as heck be out there playing. Of course the feilds were mostly mud by mid season - I guess they are just smarter now.
Day old 1/2 inch of snow never hurt anybody, now get out there and play!
(That's what Nana Papa would say!)
Mission accomplished with A's WWorld.
1/2 are sitting watching the other half in a line dance.
Oh, if I could just get the Bunny Hop to play in the background of Harthart's room, it would be classic! Funny what becomes highly entertaining when you are "exhibiting avoidance behaviors" - blek.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
"Mom, you cleaned my room!"
"Nope, not really - it's all in a trash bag in the storage closet."
"WHAT!" as if I had slapped them in the face. "Where's my this! Where's my that! Where's my other thing!!!" They desperately cried.
"Well, tomorrow if you clean up your room, I'll take you down, and we'll get one thing out of the trash bag. And the next day, if you clean your room again, we'll go down and get another thing," I said.
"Mommy, I'm telling on you, YOU'RE MEAN!" (says Abi, with big sad puppy tears marching off to find Dad)
Later I found Abi had managed to choke back the tears long enough to start straightening up her desk, so she could get a jump on tomorrows chores. Good night, goodnight - "And tell Daddy I'm sorry I spilled his drink!"
So, for 4 days I've been telling them to clean up their room, and for 4 days they've been ignoring me. Now we shall have clean rooms and brushed teeth for at least a week! Then they, and I, will loose interest and move on to the next big thing. But for now, it feels Good!
(per Caitlin). Oh, she sounded just like me when she said it. And it made me think how strongly she will probably reject me in her teenage, identity crisis years. . . Wow! These 8 week courses are intense! Maybe I'm taking my Human Development classes a little to serioiusly!
So, TO DO LIST
have fun with kids (check)
work on new quilt (check)
sort threw kids clothes
clean up my office
get a new bookcase
throw out junk in junk draws
have fun with kids. . . .
Horton Hears a Who yesterday with Jenni, and Color Me Mine with the Brownie Troop for Cailtin, playing with Becca for Abi. They may be sorely disappointed with todays clean your room and I mean it agenda.